As one of the most googled fashion questions of 2015, it seems women the world over want to know the secret of how to walk in heels. I’m sure we’ve seen women (and maybe also felt like we were that girl) clomping along in heels, it really takes away from an amazing outfit.
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How To Walk In Heels
How To Walk In Heels: Leopard Jeans (similar, also here on sale) | Black Blouse (ruffle version is gorgeous!) | Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran Bag (on sale!) | Red Patent Heels | Michael Kors Lexington Watch | Gold Chandelier Earrings
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1. GET THE PERFECT FIT
It’s so simple, but choosing the right size makes a huge difference. If heels are too big, you’ll slip around and it’s hard to maintain control. If they’re too small, your toes will be scrunched up and you’ll be forced to walk quite strangely. We’ve all compromised when it comes to shoe sales, but if you absolutely must get a pair that are too big, inner soles will do the trick! Fit can also refer to heel height. For some people, a 4-inch heel is never going to look graceful. Understand that and opt for a lower heel that’s just as chic.
2. WALK IN A HEEL-TO-TOE MOTION
Many people make the mistake of planting their whole foot at once, but this instantly gives you a clomping motion… not very feminine! Instead, put your heel down first and then plant your toes.
3. STOP SLIPPING
Some heels have very slippery soles, which can make you feel like you’re on an ice rink! Sole protectors (Sticky Bottoms Sole Protectors, $13.95; beauty.com) are a brilliant solution. They’re easy to apply and give you confidence to walk tall and proud, without fear of slipping. Oh, and if you’ve got a pair of those gorgeous red-soled heels we all covet, these are a fab way to protect your Louboutins and keep them looking brand new!
4. SLOW DOWN AND TAKE EASY STEPS
Because your foot isn’t positioned flat, wearing heels can automatically make your stride smaller. Don’t try rushing or taking long steps. Focus on taking easy steps at a comfortable pace, you’ll look effortless and sophisticated.
5. IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE, BABY!
When wearing heels the shape will naturally tip your body forward, but this can easily throw you off balance. As you walk and place your feet to the ground, try distributing weight into your heels. This will help your body to regain it’s balance and in turn, you’ll walk taller and feel confident!
I’d love to hear from YOU! Do you have any great tips or tricks for how to walk in heels beautifully? Share in the comments below…